Abingdon, VA (Friday, May 10, 2013) – Back by popular demand, Scott’s Farms strawberries are now available for sale at select Food City locations. These ripe, ready-to-eat strawberries are locally grown by Scott Farms, located in Unicoi County, and delivered directly to surrounding Food City locations daily, while supplies last.
“We pride ourselves in selecting the best possible products for our customers and we feel that Scott Farms shares in that goal,” stated Steve Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
The banks of the beautiful Nolichucky River provide an ideal growing ground for Scott Farm’s famous strawberries.
“We are proud to be the exclusive retail outlet to offer Scott’s Strawberries,” said Mike Tipton, director of produce operations for Food City. “It’s a great partnership and of course our customers love the added convenience.”
Food City purchases produce for a number of local farms, including those in Grainger, Blount, Hawkins, Unicoi, Jefferson and Sullivan counties in Tennessee; Scott and Carroll counties and through Appalachian Harvest co-op in Abingdon, Virginia and is the exclusive outlet for a number of them. Buying locally provides Food City customers with the freshest produce possible, while lending additional support to the local economies.
Look for great tasting Scott’s Strawberries at Food City locations in Johnson City, Jonesborough, Gray, Church Hill, Kingsport, Greeneville, Bristol, Elizabethton, Blountville, Piney Flats, Rogersville, Morristown, Newport, Dandridge, Jefferson City, White Pine, Tennessee and Bristol, Abingdon, Damascus, Marion and Chilhowie, Virginia.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City’s parent company) currently operates 105 retail food outlets in the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.